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    SAVING FIONA
    by THANE MAYNARD Subtitled The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo, the book tells the story of the first premature hippopotamus ever raised by humans. It’s a tale of the dedication and expertise of her caregivers at the Cincinnati Zoo. The book features many photos of Fiona (born 2 months prematurely) and her parents Bibi and Henry. The author is the Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Proceeds from his royalties go towards the care and feeding of Fiona and her family at the zoo.
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    THE SNOWY NAP
    by JAN BRETT Known world-wide for her beautifully written and illustrated picture books, Jan brings us a new one featuring Hedgie the Hedgehog. Hedgie knows it’s time for him to head into his cozy den because winter is descending, but he just hates to do it because once again he will miss seeing the beautiful snowy wonderland his farm animal friends have always told him about. But his friend Lisa has a plan to let him experience that wonderland before he hibernates for the winter.
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    PAST TENSE
    by LEE CHILD This Jack Reacher novel is another winner in Lee Child’s remarkable series. Have you noticed that trouble always seems to find Jack Reacher! In this case, he just wanted to visit the town where he thought his deceased father had lived years ago. In making that trip, little did he know he would walk into a sinister nightmare carried out in a nearly abandoned motel. Surprises abound as mysteries unfold.
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    THE GREAT ALONE
    by Kristin Hannah In The Great Alone, Hannah introduces us to a volatile man who can’t keep a job because of his erratic behavior. In a spur of the moment decision, and with absolutely no preparation, he takes his wife and 13-year old daughter to live off the grid in a remote part of Alaska. They are totally unprepared for the challenges and isolation that follow that decision. At first, they welcome their independence but when winter and the 18-hour darkness descends, they realize that dangers lurk all around them, both inside and outside their dwelling. It is a story about the awesome beauty of the Alaska landscape , the impact of love and loss, the instinct for survival, and the inherent wildness that resides in both man and nature.
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SAVING FIONA

THANE MAYNARD

Subtitled The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo, the book tells the story of the first premature hippopotamus ever raised by humans. It’s a tale of the dedication and expertise of her caregivers at the Cincinnati Zoo. The book features many photos of Fiona (born 2 months prematurely) and her parents Bibi and Henry. The author is the Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Proceeds from his royalties go towards the care and feeding of Fiona and her family at the zoo.

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